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Bair, Patrick

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of UK author David Groom (?   -    ), whose Faster! Faster! (1950) is a Dystopian fable with an sf flavour in which representatives of three classes, caught on a train which goes on for ever, must work out their destinies; its abstract nature differentiates the tale from his later work, though Gargantua Falls (1951) places very similar Satirical points in an only partially fantasticated America. The Tribunal (1970) satirizes a Near-Future revolution in Italy. As David Gurney, he wrote tales with a more popular slant, like The "F" Certificate (1968), which treats of a violent UK to come, and the Conjurers sequence of horror novels [see Checklist below]; his books as by Gurney were usually published as by Bair in America. [JC]

David Groom



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